OK, first of all, I had my water. I've been doing this a lot longer than most of you, and know plenty about the DESERT as whatever doosh was so kind to font up. No fucking duh. This one isn't about me.
My water comments were more about the other people who tried to follow a different path, based on a desire to support Gerlach and based on THEIR OWN advertising of water for sale. It's pretty fucking simple. That said, lots of you got water. I heard reports that people didn't get water, and there was a bit of a clusterfuck with those people trying to find an alternative once they were already at the end of their trip. Yeah, stupid hippie on them and all that, but it sucks for all of us if said stupid hippies are raiding hoses and spigots in Gerlach, no?
Other good comments though - perhaps this stuff is more about said stupid hippies not telling the whole story. Though they did say they would be open 24 hours, and that doesn't seem to have happened. It really just means that folks who tried to do a nice thing, and leave more money in the local community who has to put up with our shit for two+ months, and got hosed (so to speak) will not be trying to do that. It sucks that Gerlach is the most impacted by our drug orgy in the desert and yet places like Reno or fucking Fernley get so much of the economic gain. It's a joy, for some folks, to throw some money at Gerlach, ESPECIALLY when it would go to schools or community rather than just further lining scummy old Bruno's pockets.
The car wash thing was still a PITA. Maybe the fact that they moved it well off of Main Street (though JRS said Main Street) messed things up - not visible from the highway, so fewer people stopped by. I could see them closing up shop if no one came by for hours at a time. Just means I need to drive back out there in a couple of weeks, when the activity dies down, pick up my gear and get it washed with the help of a local resident. That is, if the fucking 'mayor' doesn't show up, demanding fifty bucks for the privilege of a local doing what a local wants with a local's water. Seen that one before. I reckon I'll make arrangements to do it in Empire; they're quite a big more hungry than Gerlach at this point.
Oh, and fuck you too! Mwah.